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impact - February 10th 2011, 07:46 PM

What has self injury taken away from you?
How has it changed your life?


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Re: impact - February 10th 2011, 07:55 PM

It took my body away from me. I only got given one, and I really fecked it up.


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Re: impact - February 10th 2011, 08:01 PM

It's also taken my body. :/ I can't wear short shorts any more like I used to, because I'm afraid someone will see the old scars.



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Re: impact - February 10th 2011, 09:04 PM

It's taken control of my thoughts, the cuts and scars consume my body, it's effected my relationships with my family and friends, it's changed the way I view myself, it's made alter my wardrobe countless times. It has taken over every aspect of my life.


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Re: impact - February 10th 2011, 09:08 PM

I've noticed it's taken away my more feminie side.. I havent been able to wear pretty dresses, at least not without a little sweater over.. And pants/ shorts need
To go to atleast knees...

It's also changed my social life, and the activities i do. I stopped Doing sports, and dance, and swimming, because I can't have my arms or legs seen.

So yeah. It affected me Alot :/


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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 01:10 AM

It has taken me away from my friends and the people I loved.
It has changed the way I look at myself and other's around me. I've become very open minded and very practical.

But if I could, would I go back and change what I have done? Never.


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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 03:34 AM

Too much to be worth doing it. I even still think about it a lot, a year and a half after I've stopped. Part of me hates myself for doing it, but the other part doesn't because I think I wouldn't be the same person I am today if I didn't go through it. In a way, it helped me appreciate my life and happiness more.
   
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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 07:02 AM

Well, I'm not ashamed of my cuts or scars so not much. I've always - always - worn jeans all year round and arm warmers so it's not that hard to hide. I first cut myself when I was 12 years old so I don't remember much of how I thought or what I was like as a kid so I'm not sure how/if it changed my life. I think it's made me compassionate, so whenever someone has a problem I'm always here to help because I know what it's like. So, if anything, it's made me non-judgmental. I can't see the bad things, which is good for me because I'm not ashamed of what I do.

None of the above means I'm pro-self injury, it means I'm pro-choice.
   
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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 02:48 PM

Hah, oh gosh.. What has it taken away from me?
It's taken my confidence, my joy, my freedom.. It's taken my ability to change in front of anyone, my chance to wear short sleeves or swimsuits, my excitement at summer.. It's basically got me trapped in this little box away from my friends and family.
   
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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 06:43 PM

I can't really say it's taken anything physical away from me, as I still wear skirts, shorts, tanks and bathing suits. I find that if I appear comfortable with the way I look, people don't ask. I still dance, I'll still go swimming if invited, and I won't cover up in hot weather. What it's changed for me is the way I look at the world. I can't see a sharp object without thinking about using it, even though I usually have no intentions of harming myself at those times. It's completely reflexive and involuntary. I can't see scars on someone else without wondering if they're like me. I know all of the lies to mask SH, and I can't give anyone the benefit of the doubt when I overhear these things (I'm never the one asking). I can't watch something involving SH (movies, tv episodes, music videos) without critiquing them. (like P!nk's song Perfect.) I'm afraid to make new connections with possible friends and lovers because I don't want to be judged when the time comes to be honest with them.


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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 07:36 PM

I feel like it's taken away part of my soul. I'm not who I used to be, and I'm not who I could be. There's a part of me that's gone now, and I don't know if I'll ever get it back and be complete again.
   
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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 07:53 PM

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I feel like it's taken away part of my soul. I'm not who I used to be, and I'm not who I could be. There's a part of me that's gone now, and I don't know if I'll ever get it back and be complete again.
i feel like this too.


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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 08:16 PM

It has taken away my self esteem. I feel like I can't wear shorts, or short sleeves. It took away happiness.


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Re: impact - February 11th 2011, 08:16 PM

I feel like that part of my past has left me broken, and it's a horrible feeling.
   
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